Sisters Priya “Contra” Ramesh and Bhagya “Eboshi” Ramesh make up the “goonda rap” gut-punch that is Calgary’s Cartel Madras. Born in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Cartel Madras present a unique blend of trap, house and gangsta rap influenced by their South Asian and queer identities. After a year that included opening for acts like Fetty Wap and Clipping, releasing the great Age of the Goonda EP on Sub Pop and piles of rave live reviews in tow, Cartel Madras are going up. See them in a small room while you can.
Co-presented by Hillside